There are so many things for you to consider when choosing a wedding venue. To avoid getting your hopes up when you find the perfect location, here are 5 of the main factors you must take into account.
- Is the venue available?
Before anything else, this is the most importantthing. Is the venue actually available for the big day?
A lot of wedding venues are booked way in advance. Some couples even book it years before they get married.
This means that if you really must have that location on that date, you may end up waiting for a long time. You will either have to change the date or worse, the venue itself.
As soon as you know it’s available, book it. That way, no one else can get in the way of your perfect day.
- Is the venue big enough to fit your guests?
This will depend on how many people you and your partner plan on bringing to the weeding. You don’t want any of your guests crammed or not have anywhere to sit during the ceremony.
On the other hand, you don’t want to book a venue that is too big where you are too far away from the guests.
When booking your venue, make a note of its capacity. That way, you can plan the number of guests around the location or vice versa.
- Is the venue easy to get to?
It may seem amazing, but what if you or the majority of your guests aren’t able to attend due to its location?
Consider how busy the area is during the time of year you plan on getting married to avoid any travel nightmares. Heavy traffic can cause delays you really don’t need.
Also, don’t book a venue that will be too far away from the reception. It must be convenient for your guests. You may have arranged for transport but it’s likely they will not have so factor this in as well.
- Does the venue have accommodation?
This may not be entirely applicable to you but will likely affect your guests. This is doubly important if they are travelling from far away to attend the ceremony.
Make sure that your guests will have as comfortable of a time as you. Check that the venue has places for them to stay.
- Is it going to cost a lot?
Nowadays, weddings are very expensive. The more people you want to attend, the more the price will go up.
Compare a range of venues to make sure you are getting the best value for money but still get that place of your dreams.
Keep an eye out for any discounts that could crop up. You could make huge savings so make frequent checks on discount websites for the best deals.